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Sam Reed's Biography
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Sam S. Reed
Wife: Margie; 2 Children: David, Kristen
MA, Political Science, Washington State University, 1968
BA, Social Studies, Washington State University, 1963
Secretary of State, State of Washington, 2000-2012
Auditor, Thurston County, 1978-2001
Assistant Secretary, State of Washington, 1969-1975
Member, State Capitol Committee, 2001-present
Director, Constitutional Reform Commission
Director, Urban Affairs Commission
Member, Washington State Archives Advisory Committee
Member, Washington State Election Administration and Certification Board
Member, United States Election Assistance Commission, 2005-2007
Director, State Constitutional Reform Commission, 1975-1977
Executive Director, Governor's Urban Affairs Council, 1967-1969
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Board Member, Television of Washington, 2001-present
Board of Trustees, Washington State Historical Society, 2001-present
Member, Youth Men's Christian Association Youth and Government Board, 2001-present
State Executive Board Chair, American Cancer Society
Member, Americorps Advisory Council for Thurston/Mason Counties
Former President, Ballet Northwest
Co-Founder, Common Cause of Washington
Board of Directors, Cornish College of Arts
Member, Master in Public Administration Advisory Board, Evergreen State College
Former President/Secretary, National Association of Secretaries of State
Member/Former President, Olympia Kiwanis Club, present
Board Member, Patrons of South Sound Cultural Arts
President, Republican Association of Secretaries of State, 2002
President, Washington State Association of County Auditors, 1996
Founder/Chair, Mainstream Republicans of Washington, 1994
State Co-Chair, Action for Washington, 1968-1970
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